Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson EX7230 review

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Rating 5 5
Sony VPLHW45ES
vs
Epson EX7230

In this review, we will talk about Sony VPLHW45ES vs Epson EX7230 comparison. Based on our rating, VPLHW45ES has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 5.6 for EX7230.

Advantages Sony VPLHW45ES over Epson EX7230

  • Lower noise level, 35 dB vs 37 dB
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Advantages Epson EX7230 over Sony VPLHW45ES

  • Bigger projection screen size: 33-320 inch vs 40-300 inch
  • Better brightness: 3000 vs 1800 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 283 W vs 310 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4000 hours
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • Equal USB ports quantity: 1

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Sony VPLHW45ES
7.3
Epson EX7230
5.6
6
4
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Common

Product

Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson EX7230

Model

VPLHW45ES
EX7230

Brand

Sony
Epson

Reviews

92
263

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1280 x 800

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1440 x 900

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
WXGA

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-300
33-320

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 9.6/6.5 - 29.5
0.9 - 9/2.9 - 29.5

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:10

Brightness, lumens

1800
3000

Contrast ratio

120000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.36:1 - 2.16:1
1.3:1 - 1.56:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

SXRD
3LCD

Noise level, dBA

35
37

Power consumption, W

310
283

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

225
200

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
5000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6000
6000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
1

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
0

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

MHL

RS-232

1
0

12V trigger

0
0

USB

1
1

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
2

Sound type

has not
mono

Lens

F-number

2.0 - 3.17
1.58 - 1.72

Focal length, mm

22.5 - 47.2
16.9 - 20.28

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 71, horizontal +/- 25

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

40.6 x 17.7 x 46.2/16 x 7 x 18.2
29.72 x 8.13 x 23.37/11.7 x 3.2 x 9.2

Weight, kg/pounds

9.07/20.1
2.4/5.2
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson EX7230
Sony VPLHW45ES
Epson EX7230

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 5.6
  • 7.3Sony VPLHW45ES
  • 5.6Epson EX7230

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